These days, like people all across Vietnam, ethnic minority people in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang have been mourning the death of General Vo Nguyen Giap, the Eldest Brother of the Vietnam People’s Army and the most excellent disciple of President Ho Chi Minh.
Thousands of cadres, party members, troops and people have flocked to the Hall of the Ha Giang provincial Military Command to offer incense and show boundless gratitude for the noble sacrifices of General Vo Nguyen Giap.
Hundreds of ethnic minority students from the provincial Boarding High School and ethnic youth bowed their heads and lit 103 candles to pay tribute to General Vo Nguyen Giap. Meanwhile, ethnic people in Lung Cu and Ma Le communes travelled dozens of kilometres on mountain pathways to Lung Cu Border Post to pay tribute to General Vo Nguyen Giap, who had always concerned about the socio-economic development of the province.
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Trieu Duc Thanh, a member of the Dao ethnic minority, former Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, who had the honour to meet General Vo Nguyen Giap twice, in August 1996 and August 2001, said that during his visits to Ha Giang province, General Vo Nguyen Giap inquired after ethnic people and expressed his wish that Ha Giang province would catch up with the development of other provinces in the country.
Realizing General Vo Nguyen Giap’s wish, over the past years, the Party Committee and people of Ha Giang province have united and overcome difficulties to carry out the guidelines of the Party in accordance with the situation of the province.
Paying tribute to General Vo Nguyen Giap, the legendary General of the 20th century, the eminent son who had devoted all his life to the cause of the nation, the party committees and people of ethnic minority groups in Ha Giang province promised to try their best to develop the province to be deserving of the sacrifices of the General.
Source: VNATranslated by Tran Hoai